The ventilator circuit and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

  title={The ventilator circuit and ventilator-associated pneumonia.},
  author={Richard D Branson},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={774-85; discussion 785-7}
Historically, the relationship between the ventilator circuit and pulmonary infection was accepted as fact, without any scientific evidence. Hence the term, "ventilator"-associated pneumonia. Recent evidence, however, has demonstrated that the major sources of pneumonia in the ventilated patient are colonization of the gastrointestinal tract, with subsequent aspiration around the endotracheal tube cuff, and contamination by caregivers. In recent years, the relationship of respiratory care… CONTINUE READING


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